People with chronic diseases must continue taking their medicine

People with chronic diseases must continue taking their medicine

People with chronic diseases must continue taking their medicine

Written by Zulfick Farzan

13 Nov, 2020 | 5:24 pm

Colombo (News 1st); People living in quarantined housing complexes having long term illnesses like Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Heart Disease, Epilepsy, Wheezing, High Blood Cholesterol, Kidney disease, or cancer are at high risk of contracting COVID infection, and also getting complications due to it, said the Ministry of Health.

Therefore it is important to continue taking the usual medicines to avoid the risk of getting the COVID infection and complications, it added.

The Health Ministry requested such patients to inform the police officer or the respective official from the Urban Development Authority in charge of the medicines taken for long-term non-communicable diseases.

“Please provide your name, age, address and the name of the dispensary or hospital you usually take medicines, to the a police officer or person from Urban Development Authority in-charge of your floor in your flat to ensure that you get the monthly pack of medicines from your usual dispensary or hospital,” said the Health Ministry.

“Your medicine pack will be brought to you by those officers, please do not leave the house. If you develop symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, difficulty in breathing or chest pain, call above officers or the MOH or PHI of your area immediately to get support,” it added.

For more information please call the 1999 helpline.

The quarantined urban flats in the Colombo Municipal Council area are Muwadora Uyana, Sirimuthu Uyana, Sirisanda Sevana, Randiya Uyana, Methsada Sevana, Minijaya Sevana, Ranmit Sevana, Sathhiru Sevana, N. H.S in Maligawatta.

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